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What doodads do dads like? Anything that pertains to kicking back, of course. And with dios de los Daddies approaching faster than Billy Crystal and Robin Williams racing after the kid in Father's Day (pictured), we implore you to consider picking up — or ordering via 2-day Prime shipping — any one of these DVD and Blu-ray movies for Pops. They're all Editors' Choices including a 5-disc set of all the Indiana Jones films for under $35. As Harrison Ford might say, "We have a really good feeling about this."
Is It Worth It?: On the one hand, the Indiana Jones films endure because they're exciting adventure stories anchored by the acting talents of the macho Harrison Ford. But a great price on the Blu-ray discs doesn't hurt either: it's $4 under our shipped mention from last week and the lowest total price we could find by $22. With it, you get all four films in the series and a special bonus features disc. It's 481 minutes total; all you need to supply is the popcorn, along with your own cowboy hat and bullwhip, of course.
Is It Worth It?: Will your dad dig a film about the "engaging launch to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins?" This prequel to Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy hits the spot for action and adventure, and if you pop loves Tolkien, you'll want to give this film a go. Note that this deal is for Prime members; non-members can spend more than $25 for free shipping, otherwise shipping adds $3.98. What's more, this disc combo also comes with an UltraViolet digital copy.
Is It Worth It?: The media circus surrounding this film spoiled it for many, as reporters obsessed so much about the depicted torture scenes that they overlooked the obvious: It's a work of fiction, even if based on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Now that you've been relieved of your duty (to the hype, that is), appreciate this film for what it is: a great work of cinema. The Chicago Tribune's Phillips gave it four stars, noting: "It's not a documentary. It's not a load of revenge nonsense. It's not '24'; I'm still arguing with myself over parts of it. And that's a sign that a movie will endure." Note that this deal is for Prime members; non-members can spend $25 or more to qualify for free shipping, otherwise shipping costs $3.98. This 2-disc set comes with a DVD, Blu-ray disc, and a digital copy.
Is It Worth It?: In one of his final film reviews, the great Chicago Sun-Times critic Robert Ebert gave this film about the pre-Civil War south four stars, writing: "Quentin Tarantino is grandiose and pragmatic, he plays freely with implausibility, he gets his customers inside the tent and then gives them a carny show they're hardly prepared for. He is a consummate filmmaker." Note that deal is for Prime members; non-members can spend $25 or more to qualify for free shipping, otherwise shipping costs $3.98. This disc comes with a digital copy.
Is It Worth It?: With this film, expect the typical Bruce Willis action stunts and badder-than-bad foes, as Chicago Sun-Times film reviewer Richard Roeper notes: "Like the Bond movies, the 'Die Hard' films thrive on brilliantly wicked villains. In this edition, we barely know which bad guy is the main bad guy." This version includes a digital copy.
Is It Worth It?: This film should leave you shaken and stirred, to borrow from James Bond's famous martini order. The Bond franchise had been in something of a rut before Daniel Craig came along to give the hero a punk rocker's menace. The Chicago Tribune's Phillips gives it 3 1/2 stars: "It's reasonably grown-up escapism, but with the swank and polish and movie smarts to deliver what Bond has always delivered: death, over and over, by various means and in glamorously diverse locales." This deal is for Prime members; non-members can spend $25 or more to qualify for free shipping, otherwise shipping costs $3.98. It also comes with a digital copy.